1992 Toyota Pickup Extended Cab SR5 2dr Extended Cab SB
I purchased the truck brand new and have driven from California to Mississippi, and Tulsa OK to the Mexico border with this truck. It's only 4 cyl. and has never left me stranded. Much of the driving was pulling a 16' fiberglass boat. Tough to get out of the ramps at the lake with the taller gearing but other than that I love it. Rebuild motor at 220,000. Now have 467,000 miles on it. Still runs great. Best vehicle by far I have ever owned.
This has been a great truck ... far more than expected overall. I have over 300,000 miles on it and have no plans to replace it. As with ANY vehicle, MAINTENANCE is the key to keeping them going this long. Fluids and filter OFTEN will save you THOUSANDS in repair cost and vehicle replacement cost. I have changed ALL fluids at least once a year (oil and filter every 3,000 miles). There is an issue with the engines on these - head gasket failure (usually coolant passage to #6 combustion chamber). I have had to replace the gasket 3 times now (once before the updated gaskets came out and twice after). Still a great rig and still much better than expected.I havn't even had to replace a U-JOINT!
Automatic locking hubs
More power, better fuel economy and an engine I don't have to replace the head gaskets every 92,000 miles. . .Other than that, GREAT JOB Toyota. I only hope you can continue to put out quality like this now (have not owned any newr Toyotas) and in the future!
I've driven this truck hard for five years, and found that it's not only a handsome and smooth-driving truck, but extremely reliable. Toyota nuts tell me that the '92 and '93 model years were the best trucks Toyota ever made (except for the old "Jungle Jim" Land Cruisers, which burn more fuel than a space shuttle). Parts are easy to find, and reasonable (especially if you buy them from Auto Zone or Pep Boys and install them yourself). Truck handles very well off-road, and cruises nicely at 80 MPH all day on the interstate. Note that owner's manual specifies that one not use gas of octane below 91 (they mean it; use 94 octane if you can).
Great-looking body, sliding rear window and side vent windows, rear seat is perfect for stowing luggage and gear on road trips. Great on dirt roads and wet or snowy roads (but don't drive the 4- cylinder model on a beach, you'll get stuck).
Headlights are a major pain to replace (entire grille must be removed). Factory speakers are lame, as is stereo. Sliding rear window needs a better lock (a thief popped mine open with a screwdriver).